“12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in [a]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their [b]deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;” 2 Peter 2:12-14
A terrible thing happens to a person who loses his or her sensitivity to and awareness of God. “He is not far from each of us”. But many people resort to the animal nature, acting without guidance from the Scriptures, ignoring the yearnings of the inner spirit made in God’s image, and by ignoring all of the cues God has left in His designs and moral laws. “By nature” men ought to understand there’s something grand and inspiring beyond what can be measured through the five senses. God, though invisible, is a certitude which ought to fuel men to seek, ask, and knock, and groan until they, as someone put it, find their place in Him. But instead, men ignore the evidence, and turn to the most basal impulses of the flesh. They ignore their Maker and turn themselves into little more than eaters and consumers who seek to do only what feels good. When men deny they are children of God, they demean themselves and act like animals. For them, judgment, a righteous judgment, is coming to them.
I hope this is an encouragement.
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